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View Poll Results: Should GSP get an immediate title fight if he goes to MW?
Yes 40 44.94%
One tune-up fight then a Title shot 36 40.45%
Have him work his way up 13 14.61%
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post #21 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 05:10 PM
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Title Shot Anything else would be ridiculous!

don't get why the poll is so even..

It's GSP guys lol^^
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post #22 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Mike28 View Post
Did Penn get a tune up fight? No if the champ moves up he gets an immediate title shot. Especially since we are talking about #1 and #2 on the p4p list. Nobody wants to see GSP/Okami if they can have GSP/Anderson Silva.
YA, and we all know how well that worked out for BJ. He got his ass kicked.
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Originally Posted by Chileandude View Post
Title fight of the bat, why would we risk the Dream Fight?
This. giving him a tune up fight makes no sense from a business point of view.
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Who voted for the work his way up?

he should definitely get the instant title fight.

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post #25 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 05:31 PM
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Who voted for the work his way up?

he should definitely get the instant title fight.
They won't tell us there names in a million times Rauno ;D
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post #26 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 07:42 PM
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If BJ can move up from LW to WW and get 2 immediate title shots why wouldn't GSP?

I'd say GSP deserves an immediate title shot IF he moves up to MW.

I personally don't think GSP will move up to MW. He really doesn't seem too motivated to do it and says it would be a big transformation since he would have to put on muscle and the move would be permanent. Even if he puts on weight he would still be a smaller MW and would likely not be able to be as dominant of a wrestler hence he would not do as good in the weight class.

Guys like Franklin, Belcher, Okami and Silva are all HUGE MW's who cut a lot of weight to get to 185.

GSP's home is WW.
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Originally Posted by AlphaDawg View Post
I say give him one match to see how he does at that weight.

It would suck if they put him against Silva immediately only to find out GSP's cardio is awful or something like that. They should give him anyone but Okami or Sonnen since he wouldn't stand a chance against those two.
LOL. ya right. This is GSP you are talking about. I think GSP could beat every middle weight right now without even putting on weight. I also bet he could beat most of the LHW's without putting on weight. There's even some HW's that I think GSP would beat right now. The 15-25 pound difference at middle weight isn't enough for people at middle weight to beat GSP imo.
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post #28 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 09:19 PM
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Positives vs Negatives

Shields and Anderson both got a tester before fighting for the belts. It's obvious to see where they stand in the pecking order. Can they hold up. Technically GSP should, but he is in the P4P top 3 and current WW champ. BJ got an immediate challenge, but he was already once a WW champ.

The only downside is "IF" GSP loses in a "test fight" then the whole SUPER FIGHT matchup goes down the toilet. That fight would probably be the all time highest selling PPV and gate in UFC history.

So I voted YES he should have an immediate title fight. Anderson Silva can't wait forever. He's got two more; Vitor and Okami then GSP as the final test. Then Anderson moves up and gets the immediate title shot at LHW unless Machida regains it. Another fight we all want to see if Anderson Silva vs Shogun. What a war that will be!
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post #29 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 09:22 PM
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No question GSP fights for the title.

The conversation always starts with a superfight against Anderson Silva.

GSP then says if he goes up he wants to stay up; but he's still fighting AS first.

They could fight at a catchweight but does anyone really want that fight to only be 3 rounds?

That means it's a title fight.
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Originally Posted by G_Land View Post
I think he would handle the weight just fine.....I just want to see him move up
I wanna see him move up too, but no one in this thread should kid themselves; he will be the smallest MW in the division.

Oh and I voted for tune up fight, but it all depends. If he plans to move up permanently I say give him a tune up. If it is a temporary move and he plans to defend his WW title then give him and immediate shitle tot.

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